Trophy Life

Andrew J. Paterson

2010, 02:00 minutes, B&W, Silent


Trophy Life references silent screen performing comedians and action/ performance art. Originally shot in black and white as a commission for Toronto’s annual 8 Festival in 2009, the edited film has since been transferred to Mini-DV video format and then subjected to strategic image processing. The person or performer advances toward a statue resting in a downtown park. Trophy Life literalizes both ambition and orgasm the trophy which the performer breathlessly covets and embraces is certainly phallic but it also has wings. So…what could this possibly connote? Trophy Life plays the physicality of performance against an editor’s attraction to abstraction.

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